584Re: 4-Years have past and...
- Jun 1, 2014John
Congrats on getting that sorted out. I also have had a similar experience with Mouser and never
have I had an issue with them in the past. I have nothing but praise for doing business with them.
You will find the SPII project to be extremely rewarding and easy to accomplish. Jim did his research
in his usual in depth and well prepared manner. My project went together without any issues.
One thing I would suggest as a modification if you have a tendency to change rigs a lot, or
reconfigure your station on occasion. The programming pins for the molex connector are mounted
under the patch board. You have to temporarily remove the patch board in order to plug your RS-232
cable to program the SPII, which is fine if it's a set and forget affair. On mine, I added a DIN jack on the back
which is a 5 pin type, much like what is used for MIDI. This is wired directly to the molex header pins
for programming the SPII. From now on, whenever I want to re-program the unit, it's as easy as plugging
in and loading the file. Maybe give this some thought. To me, this is a good enhancement to an otherwise
nearly perfect design. There is ample room on the back left of the rear panel to accommodate this jack.
Good luck and have fun.
73 de Billy N6YW
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